Re: Hotplug, udev, hal, etc.
Anders Ellenshøj Andersen wrote:
> On Sunday 09 October 2005 12:36, Hendrik Sattler wrote:
>> Obviously, some DDs (e.g. the udev maintainer) gave up to make it
>> possible to have more than one major kernel version installed (and still
>> be able to run it properly).
> Oh? I can't really think of a reason why I would want to do a crazy thing
> like that.. I only have 2 kernels installed in case the new one I am
> testing fails for some reason.
I can think of a reason easily. I get my internet access from DirecWay
satellite. Until recently I was using the modem that was only intended to
run with Windows. I had to run a 2.4 kernel because the sourceforge
DirecPC driver wouldn't compile for 2.6. otoh, I needed a 2.6 kernel to
use many of the functions of my Dell laptop. So I used 2.6 at work, and
2.4 at home. Now, DirecWay has a combined modem/router, like most
cable/DSL connections and is completely OS ignorant, so I only run a 2.6